Growing anger over SA government’s vaccine ‘fiasco’


SA medical scientists, joined by activist groups, health workers and opposition parties, have slammed the government and its Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) over the “perilous fiasco” of the vaccine roll-out, reported MedicalBrief (6 January 2021).

More than 7,500 health professionals have signed an online petition demanding a detailed vaccine plan from the government. The Progressive Health Forum (PHF) published a statement in various newspapers, noting that the “stunning reality” is that the SA government has failed to secure vaccine supply, nor does it have a plan for mass inoculation in the foreseeable future “that can withstand scrutiny”. 

Among the critics of government are the DA, the trade unions COSATU and Solidarity, the Institute of Race Relations and Agri SA.

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